Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in race, racism, anti-racism, structural inequality, and intersectionality, with a focus on issues of social justice. Expected start date is Fall 2021.

Successful candidates will have a scholarly record using methodological approaches that work with qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods to study social phenomena, including but not limited to questions pertaining to racial (in)justice, social inequities, health and environmental disparities. We especially welcome applicants with interests in racial disparities, discrimination, and systemic racism in public spheres, politics, markets, organizations, and workplaces; community resilience and social justice in public health, policy, politics, and criminal justice; as well as candidates who may use anti-racist methodologies in the study of society, culture, data, networks, systems, and related topics. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and leadership. Home units may include the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and/or Sociology and Anthropology. The position may include an affiliation with programs such as Africana Studies or Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, and a joint appointment with another college at Northeastern. Successful applicants will be able to affiliate with one of our research centers dedicated to this work, for example the Boston Area Research Initiative, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, the Boston Research Center, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Institute on Race and Social Justice, Institute on Health Equity and Racial Justice, or the Network Science Institute.

The position will support the University's commitments to sustainability and innovation in experiential learning, as well as the college's mission in integrating data and technology in the analysis of society, policy, and governance. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

A PhD or its equivalent in economics, political science, criminal justice, law, sociology, science and technology studies, health sciences, public policy, or related fields is required by the appointment start date.

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Additional Information:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and writing sample, as well as the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted. From finalists, the search committee will request writing samples, links to examples of digital work, and evidence of teaching excellence. Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Rod K. Brunson, Search Committee Chair at Review of applications will begin November 30th and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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